Rural Rajasthan Touroffered by supplier M16155 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 16 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 50 people
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Delhi. Fly from your country to New Delhi, you will be greeted & assisted upon arrival. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: New & Old Delhi. Breakfast at Hotel and then leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi visiting Jamia Masjid, enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Birla Temple (Laxmi Narayan temple), Akshardham temple, Parliament House, Presidential House, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar. Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: New Delhi - Mandawa (275 Km, 6 hours). Morning after breakfast, leave for Mandawa through the villages of Rajasthan. Arrive & check in at Hotel Castle Mandawa, afternoon visit the 150 to 200 year old painted havelies (big houses) by the natural colors in the streets of the village. You can also watch the daily village life while watching the havelies. Overnight stay is at the Hotel.
Day 4: Mandawa - Bikaner (190 Km, 04 hours). Morning leave for Bikaner was founded by Rao Biked Ji in 1488 A.D. Arrive & check in at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Junagarh Fort founded in year 1593 by Raja Rai Singh who was general in the army of mighty Mughal emperor Akbar and rest of the Fort was improved by the successors. Afterwards visit Asia's largest Camel Breeding Research Farm and local busy markets. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 5: Bikaner - Deshnok - Khimsar (145 Km, 3 hours). After breakfast leave for Khimsar via 600 year's old Deshnok Rat temple. After temple continue your drive to Khimsar was founded by 24th Jain Profit Mahavira 500 years B.C. Arrive 15th century Hotel Royal Castle Khimsar Fort, afternoon Jeep safari will be organized to visit local villages, wild life & sensational sun set on sand dunes. Return to the Hotel for overnight.
Day 6: Khimsar - Oscian - Jaisalmer (330 Km, 6 hours). After breakfast leave for Jaisalmer, enroute visit at 7th century Mahavira Jain Temple and 2000 years old Jija Mata Temple at Oscian village. Continue your drive drive to Jaisalmer, founded by Rawal Jaisal in 1156 A.D. after shifting his capital from Ladurva. Jaisalmer was the main caravan route from Far East to the Middle East, arrive & check in at Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Jaisalmer. Morning sightseeing of Fort (80 meters above plains) & Jain Temples within the Fort built in 12th to 15th century which is very worth watching. The specialty of the Fort is that still approximately 5000 people are living inside.
Visit Fort Palace & atop from Palace you can have the golden view of whole Jaisalmer city as whole city is built in yellow sand stones, when sun rays fall on the city, it give impression as golden city of India. Afterwards visit Patwon Ki Haveli and Nath Ji Mal Ki Haveli. In the afternoon drive to Sand Dunes to watch sensational Sun Set by camel ride. Return to Hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Jaisalmer - Jodhpur (285 Km, 5 hours). Breakfast & leave to Jodhpur, founded by Rao Jodha in 1459 AD after shifting his capital from Mandore to Jodhpur by the advise of a holy man. Arrive & check in at Hotel, afternoon visit Mehrangarh Fort 125 meters above plains, Jaswant thada and Sardar market clock tower. Overnight stay will be at Hotel.
Day 9: Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur (285 Km, 8 hours). Breakfast and leave for Udaipur, enroute visit 15th century Ranakpur Jain Temple built in pure white marble with 80 dooms supported by 1444 different carved pillars. Continue your drive to Udaipur, founded by Maharana Udai Singh in 1559 AD, (Maha means great & Rana means warrior, so Maharana means a great warrior). Udaipur is a beautiful city of lakes at the altitude of 577 MSL surrounded by Aravalli Hills. Arrive and check in at for overnight stay.
Day 10: Udaipur. After breakfast visit City Palace, Jagdish temple built in 1651 AD, Fatehsagar lake Sahalion Ki Bari. Afternoon enjoy boat ride in lake Pichola to visit Jagmandir Island. Late afternoon, enjoy exciting cultural folk dances of Rajasthan at Meera Kala Mandir. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 11: Udaipur - Roopangarh (265 Km, 5 hours). Morning after breakfast, leave for Roopangarh, founded by 5th ruler of Kishangarh Maharaja Roop Singh in 16th century. Arrive & check in at the Hotel Fort Roopangarh, afternoon visit exciting colorful local villages of Roopangarh. Overnight stay is at Hotel.
Day 12: Roopangarh - Ajmer - Pushkar (130 Km, 2 hours). In the morning after breakfast, drive to Pushkar / Ajmer. This is one of the places with highly prestigious sites for both Hindu and Muslim Religions in the world. While Pushkar is known for its only Lord Brahma temple in the world Ajmer is globally known for the Mazar of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty.
People come to pray to the lords for the fulfillment of their desires, it is said whoever visit these places in their lifetimes their desires gets fulfilled soon. Pushkar also hold biggest annual Camel & Craft Fair, which is known all over the world. Check into your hotel for overnight stay. In the evening visit the Lake, Temple or the Mazaar.
Day 13: Pushkar - Jaipur (125 Km, 2 hours). After breakfast leave to Jaipur, founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD (swai means a person 25% more intelligent) after shifting his capital from Amber valley to the newly formed city in the plains after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya.
Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, and philosopher and now Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & world famous as the Pink City. Arrive & check in Hotel at Hotel, afternoon visit local markets of busy pink city. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 14: Jaipur. After breakfast full day sightseeing of Jaipur visiting Hawa Mahal (palace of winds) where from royal ladies were watching daily processions and life. Afterwards visit Amber Fort by elephant ride, which gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. After lunch visit City Palace Museum, Astrological Observatory (Jantar mantar) and local busy markets. Afterwards return back to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (235 Km, 6 hours). Morning leave for Agra, enroute one of the most important place of Mughal era Fatehpur Sikri founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Continue your drive to Agra, arrive and check in at Hotel Clarks Shiraz.
After change and wash visit one of the wonders of the world, Taj Mahal (monument of love), founded by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum (with love emperor called her Mumtaz).
After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal (Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace) from 1631 to 1653 AD with twenty two thousand labors working since sun rise to sun set in twenty two years. The marble was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals. Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 16: Agra - Delhi (200 Km, 04 hours). After breakfast check out from the Hotel and visit Agra Red Fort which was built by three emperors Akbar & Jahangir built in red sand stones and Shahi Jahan in pure white marble. While driving to Delhi visit crematory of Akbar at Sikandra which he had started building himself and after his death, it was finished by his son Jahangir.
Continue your drive to Delhi, arrive & explore few hours in the busy markets. Transfer to the International airport and fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of the magnificent glimpses of Incredible India.
Airfare is included in the tour price.
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